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Mar. 23, 2018 Ecology’s Marine News

Eyes over Puget Sound

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https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/documents/1803070.pdf


At a glance:
Large-scale climate patterns and local weather patterns are returning to more normal conditions. La Niña helped build a favorable snowpack, projected to persist well into spring due to cooler weather. As a consequence, stream flows are largely normal. In Puget Sound, we see again normal water conditions and observe early spring blooms in Central Sound, northern Hood Canal, and Whidbey Basin. Herring are spawning in Admiralty Reach and further north. Salmon Bay in Seattle continues to have frequent oil sheens on the water.

We hope the images are inspiring and informative.

With best regards,

Christopher Krembs and the Marine Monitoring Unit